Found – Missing Cat from Longford, Kingsland

16.9.17 – the adventurous cat has returned.

MISSING CAT – Please check your sheds and garages and keep your eyes out for a missing cat from Longford, Kingsland. Grey, white front, white tips on front paws, NO TAIL and a nick in her left ear. She has been neutered. No microchip, no collar (originally a stray) and is a nervous cat. If you see her please call Debbie on 01568 709226

SMAAAK News September 2017

Round up…. 

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Kingsland Pop Up Opera raised £1500. Our huge thanks to all who attended, helped behind the scenes and of course our fabulous sponsors Sarah and Tavey at The Angel and Daniel and Alexandra at AllStar Toilets. From this and other events we have been able to donate funds to purchase new bell ropes for the Church and have contributed towards a formal bid to English Heritage to make further much needed improvements to Kingsland Church.

New events

Hot on the heels of The Remi Harris Trio  Saturday, 16 September (tickets £12), SMAAAK’s live events programme continues with the Arcadia Music Festival 5 – 8 October in the Churches of Leintwardine, Kingsland and Downton. This year’s Festival – A Very French Affair has work by Debussy, Ravel, Saint Saëns, and the less well known Albert Roussel. It also features complementary works by Beethoven and Eleanor Alberga, as well as talks on French music by world authority Roger Nichols and harp by virtuoso Hugh Webb. The latter are hosted by Aardvark Books. For the full programme (Saturday 7 October in Kingsland Church) go to Tickets from, Kingsland Village Shop  or   T: 01547 540762  

Looking ahead, we have booked the remarkable Churchfitters ‘Christmas Cracker’ for Sunday 10 December and Garlic Theatre’s  ‘Jack and the Beans Talk’ Sunday 25 February, both at the Coronation Hall. And hot news… Pop Up Opera return to Kingsland in 2018 for their 5th year! The date is Saturday 14 July 2018.

SMAAAK Annual General Meeting

 A chance to meet the Trustees… all are welcome to join us at SMAAAK’s AGM on Saturday 7 October 6.30pm, which immediately precedes the Arcadia Festival in Kingsland Church.

Finally, very sadly SMAAAK Trustees Jim and Dee are due to leave Kingsland shortly and we would love to hear from anyone interested in joining the SMAAAK team or helping out with events.  We would also welcome more local sponsors to continue to run our vibrant events programme. For more information call T: 01568 709008 or email

David Thomas Chair SMAAAK

Interested in joining an Art Club in Kingsland?

Calling all budding or latent artists! I am looking to revive the Village Art Clubs that I ran some years ago and wondered if there is enough interest in Kingsland to start one weekly in the village hall. Looking to begin in the Autumn. If you would like to find out more about it please get in touch by the 15th August in order for me to see if there are enough people to make it viable. It would be a morning session from about 10.00 to 12.30 or 1pm at a cost of around £12.00 per session.

Look forward to hearing from you! Liz Watson – 07938 563716 or 01568 368908.

Apologies for errors on website

We are moving hosts and we seem to have lost the last month’s updates. Sorry for the inconvenience and hope to have it resolved soon.

SMAAAK News August 2017

Kingsland presents h.Art 2017




September sees the return of h.Art to Kingsland, as part of Herefordshire Art Week, 9 -17 September.  Now in its 4th year and showcasing 33 brilliantly talented local artists, this year Kingsland Church plays host to the largest group show in Herefordshire.

This year’s show includes artworks across a range of media including oil, watercolour, mixed media, bronze, textiles, willow, wood, felt, ceramics, jewellery, wirework and much more! Open from 10am – 5pm daily, Kingsland     h.Art is free of charge.

Remi Harris at Kingsland h.Art

SMAAAK is proud to present the brilliant Remi Harris Trio at Kingsland Church on Saturday 16 September from 7.30pm. Tickets at £12 are available from the Kingsland Shop, or T: 01568 709579.

KINGSLAND h.Art 2017  


Enthusiastic volunteers to help steward the show. Perfect for newbies or old hands alike! What’s in it for you? A half day spent amongst beautiful artworks, appreciative visitors and wonderful artists. No previous experience required.  You will be working alongside experienced co-stewards. 

Interested? Call Jim or Dee Davies, Trustees SMAAAK on 01568 709579


SMAAAK is a non religious charity raising funds for the restoration and improvement of St Michael & All Angels, Kingsland, with community use very much in mind.   Registered Charity 1152383

Millennium Green Help Needed Sunday July 16th

Many thanks to everyone who helped out clearing the play area of weeds and the old shavings last weekend. In order to finish preparing the surface for the new bark there is another party for as many people as possible on:


Please come along with gloves and suitable tools.

Contact Jackie on 01568 708281

If anyone has some other spare time then it would be wonderful if  they could go down with a barrow, rake and shovel and help to get the shavings into a trailer that is parked by the play area. (Note that it is important that we don’t take up the existing terram at this stage as it is keeping the layer of stone underneath clean. )

Many thanks again for your support

Andrew Parsons

Honorary Secretary – Kingsland Millennium Green Trust